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Smartphones still don't make coffee, but they pay it. By summer, in fact, even in Italy the latest generation mobile phones will be able to act as virtual wallets. The Italian telephone operators align themselves abroad and launch or consolidate the mobile wallet offer, which makes it possible to transform the mobile phone into a system …

Smartphones still don't make coffee, but they pay it. By summer, in fact, even in Italy the latest generation mobile phones will be able to act as virtual wallets. The Italian telephone operators align themselves abroad and launch or consolidate the mobile wallet offer, which makes it possible to transform the mobile phone into a payment system that does not require contacts or swipes. In the enabled exercises, just place the smartphone on the POS device to pay up to 25 euros.

For higher expenses, a pin is inserted as for ATMs and credit cards. But how do you turn your phone into a mobile wallet? Fundamental requirements: a smartphone and a 4G sim card with NFC technology (Near Field Communication). You must then sign a prepaid credit card issued by your operator. And, once the free app dedicated to the service is downloaded and configured, goodbye coins.

TIMPartly later this month with the Tim Wallet app. Initially accessible only with the prepaid card Tim SmartPay created with Visa Europe and Banca Intesa SanPaolo, it subsequently expanded access to the customers of Banca Mediolanum, Bnl Gruppo Bnp Paribas, Ubi Banca and CartaS.

TRE E WINDBoth operators have started trials in 2013. Services are expected by the end of the year.

VODAFONEThe app launched on April 29th is called Vodafone Wallet and for Android, then, you can upload transport tickets, loyalty cards and identity documents.

ITALIAN POSTPoste Italiane has competed in the competition of pure telephones and already since July 2013 it is active with the PosteMobile Nfcche app which allows the registration of the Postepay NewGift prepaid card of the MasterCard Paypass circuit on Nfc PosteMobile sim.

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